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Creating Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia
January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Presented by Huffington Foundation
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Even basic activities can be meaningful if done with intention and purpose. This presentation will address ways to incorporate meaningful activities across the disease spectrum for a person with dementia. Dr. Kutac will talk about communication challenges for persons with dementia and distinguish between physical and social needs. She will discuss simple ways that social needs can be met and identify creative ways to develop activities that build upon a person’s life story, preferences, and strengths.
In collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Julie Kutac received her BS in Molecular Biology with a minor in Theology from Texas Lutheran University, her MA in Religious Studies from Rice University and her PhD in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Julie’s research at Rice focused upon the ethics of memory and illness narratives that captured the subjective experience of Alzheimer’s disease. At the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Julie continued to explore her interests in aging and elder care as a National Institute of Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Sealy Center on Aging. She has been awarded the Chester R. Burns Award in Medical Humanities and the John D. and Ann Stobo Award in Oslerian Medicine. Julie’s dissertation studied the relationship between modern American medicine and elder suffering, with a particular focus upon the ways that the medical humanities can be used to deepen the practitioner-elder relationship.